Period
to 18 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for SMS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SMS over the 6 months to 18 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 94 110
Rank change year-on-year +26 +16 -
Permanent jobs citing SMS 15 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.81% 0.48% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.29% 3.85% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 13 9 2
Staffordshire median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +80.00% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £30,700 £24,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,200 £26,000
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year - +70.00% -64.29%

SMS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Staffordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 105 130 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 12.70% 12.61% 12.46%
Number of salaries quoted 77 102 133
Staffordshire median annual salary £37,500 £32,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% -4.41% -18.07%
10th Percentile £23,100 £21,250 £22,800
90th Percentile £52,500 £47,252 £65,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.90% -3.75% +3.90%

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing SMS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for SMS in Staffordshire

SMS
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SMS in Staffordshire.

Salary trend for SMS in Staffordshire

SMS
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SMS in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

Salary histogram for SMS in Staffordshire

SMS
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 18 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent +8 11 £40,000 -11.11%
SMS
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 September 2018, IT jobs citing SMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for SMS.

1 5 (33.33%) SQL
1 5 (33.33%) PCI DSS
2 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
2 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (26.67%) WebDriver
2 4 (26.67%) Open Source
2 4 (26.67%) Mobile App
2 4 (26.67%) C#
2 4 (26.67%) Java
2 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
2 4 (26.67%) JIRA
2 4 (26.67%) Selenium
3 3 (20.00%) TOGAF
3 3 (20.00%) ITIL
3 3 (20.00%) ISEB
3 3 (20.00%) Linux
3 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (20.00%) Degree
4 2 (13.33%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
4 2 (13.33%) Internal Audit
4 2 (13.33%) AccuRev
4 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (13.33%) Information Security Governance
4 2 (13.33%) Facebook
4 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
4 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
4 2 (13.33%) .NET

SMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) OLTP
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) JIRA
1 4 (26.67%) Selenium
1 4 (26.67%) WebDriver
2 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (13.33%) AccuRev
4 1 (6.67%) NSubstitute
4 1 (6.67%) NUnit
4 1 (6.67%) ReSharper
4 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Technical Leader
3 2 (13.33%) Auditor
3 2 (13.33%) Automation Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Information Security Auditor
3 2 (13.33%) Security Auditor
3 2 (13.33%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Test Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Tester
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Angular Developer
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
4 1 (6.67%) HTML Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
1 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (6.67%) ADO.NET
2 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (6.67%) CSS
2 1 (6.67%) CSS3
2 1 (6.67%) Entity Framework
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) HTML5
2 1 (6.67%) LINQ
2 1 (6.67%) Ninject
2 1 (6.67%) REST
2 1 (6.67%) WCF
2 1 (6.67%) WinForms
2 1 (6.67%) XML
2 1 (6.67%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) N-Tier
2 1 (6.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Open Source
1 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
1 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
1 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
1 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
2 3 (20.00%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (13.33%) Data Modelling
3 2 (13.33%) Information Security
3 2 (13.33%) Information Security Governance
3 2 (13.33%) Internal Audit
4 1 (6.67%) Analytical Thinking
4 1 (6.67%) Deployment Automation
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (6.67%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) C#
2 4 (26.67%) Java
3 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
4 1 (6.67%) Go
4 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
4 1 (6.67%) Python
4 1 (6.67%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
1 3 (20.00%) ISEB
2 2 (13.33%) CISA
2 2 (13.33%) CISSP
2 2 (13.33%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
3 1 (6.67%) MCSE
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.67%) RHCSA
3 1 (6.67%) VCP6
3 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) PCI DSS
2 2 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (6.67%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Firmware
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Ansible
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Facebook
1 2 (13.33%) Google
2 1 (6.67%) VMware